[Elfsea] Armor & Gear

Tomas Niallagain siortomas at gmail.com
Mon Jul 30 12:23:30 PDT 2007


Just looked at the most recent copy of the Complete Participants Handbook.
Ansteorra has no variances from Society in these regards so the rules I
posted are correct.

Sior Tomás
Central Regional Knights Marshal

On 7/30/07, Tomas Niallagain <siortomas at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Please allow me to make a couple of corrections.
>   1) In Ansteorra, there is only 1 separate fighter authorization and that
> is fiberglass spear (any length)
>
>   2) Shield construction.  --  there are many recommendations about
> durability and weight but the rules are: from the Marshals Handbook, since
> the complete participants handbook is currently off line.
>   Section VI. subsection
>    I. Shields
> 1. Shields shall be edged with leather, padding, or other covering or
> constructed in such a way as to minimize damage to rattan weapons or other
> fighters.
> 2. No bolts, wires, or other objects may project more than 3/8 inch (9mm)
> from any part of a shield without being padded. Rounded shield bosses are
> not considered to be projections.
>
>   Kingdom rules are allowed to be more restrictive but I do not remember
> any currently in place beyond the Society rules stated above.  I will double
> check with the Earl Marshal and if I am mistaken will post to the list any
> correction.
>
> Iorek, for you information,  I would highly recommend you read the
> Complete Participants handbook prior to attempting to be authorized.  You
> will be tested on your knowledge of the rules as well as how safe a fighter
> you are. The Handbook will also act as a guide in constructing any part of
> your armour, weapons, or shield.  While it obviously does not contain step
> by step instructions it does contain materials permitted and prohibited
> where appropriate, minimum diameters and thicknesses, etc.
>
> Sior Tomás
> Central Regional Knight Marshal
>
>
>
> On 7/26/07, Mark Wandrey <falconsword at tx.rr.com > wrote:
> >
> >  My thanks to all those who answered questions (Yes, even Crandal). I'm
> > getting close, and my gear comes together. Still waiting on helm and gorget
> > from Ashcraft Baker, but everthing else is almost ready so I'm starting to
> > excercise and build a shield. Hoping to go for qualification in a couple
> > weeks.
> >
> > Iorek Bjornson
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> >  *From:* Brandon McDermott <brandonsmcd at yahoo.com>
> > *To:* Barony of Elfsea <elfsea at lists.ansteorra.org>
> > *Sent:* Wednesday, July 25, 2007 11:28 PM
> > *Subject:* Re: [Elfsea] Armor & Gear
> >
> > There are no stupid questions.....( Crandal be quiet :-) ) there are
> > separate auth. for fiberglass spear , siege, and bow but those are all I can
> > think of. I personally would not pass any shield less than 1/4inc, but would
> > prefer at least 3/8 in. Also if you are using wood make sure to reinforce
> > the edge with something...rawhide, aluminum tract etc...
> > Yis
> > Lord Lochlan Dunn
> > Knight Marshal Elfsea
> >
> > *Mark Wandrey <falconsword at tx.rr.com>* wrote:
> >
> > I have a couple questions for our marshall or anyone familiar enough
> > with
> > the kingdom rules to answer authoratatively.
> >
> > 1) What is the minimum shield material requirement. I spoke with Crandal
> > who
> > verified there is no size minimum, but what must it made of? I know it
> > has
> > to be sturdy enough to survive contact, but can it be thinish hardwoo,
> > or
> > something comperable?
> > 2) Does our kingdom require multiple authorizations to fight? Sword &
> > Shield. Great Short. Mace and Shield. Florentine . etc. When I was in
> > An Tir it was one test, you're done. But in Midrealm it was muliple
> > authorizations.
> >
> > Sorry if the questions are stupid, what do you expect from a 1400 year
> > ol
> > Norseman?
> >
> > Iorek Bjornson
> >
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